​Albany Ring Road

  • Proposed heavy haulage route around the City of Albany
  • Stage One completed, Stage Two and Three now funded and currently in project development to enable construction
  • Improve traffic flow, road safety and enhance level of service for the freight industry

 Image of Albany Ring Road

Image: Albany Ring Road   

Overview

Albany Ring Road is a proposed heavy haulage route around the City of Albany for the transport of product including grain, fertiliser and woodchips to and from the Port of Albany.

The ring road will link the existing major arterial main roads and highways radiating from Albany, whilst bypassing urban areas and providing improved access to the Mirambeena Strategic Industrial Area (SIA).

Currently Albany Highway and South Coast Highway form the only available route for heavy vehicles travelling from inland areas to the Port of Albany.

This existing route traverses urban areas, including negotiating Chester Pass Road roundabout; which requires heavy vehicles to interact with a high volume of general commuter traffic.

Planning commenced in 1997 with selection of a route and inclusion within the town planning scheme.

In 2008, the Route Definition Study was finalised which identified the preferred the route and access strategy.

Project update

The 2008 plan was revised in 2015 to accommodate changes in interchange options and road / rail interface requirements. Since then, additional operational and safety concerns have been identified, including the number of local accesses to the road.

We are currently reviewing the design in conjunction with Arc Infrastructure, the City of Albany and other government agencies and key stakeholders to meet important safety standards and requirements.

  • Stage One: Chester Pass Road to Albany Highway on Menang Drive - Completed in 2007.
  • Stage Two: George Street through to Princess Royal Drive.
  • Stage Three: Albany Highway to Lower Denmark Road via Link Road / George Street.

Stay updated on the progress of planning for Albany Ring Road Stages Two and Three.

Community

There has been significant community involvement during the development of the proposed Albany Ring Road alignment over many years, with feedback obtained being used to inform the planning work.

We anticipate the revised design to be provided to landowners, interest groups and the community for comment in the third quarter 2019.

Environment

Clearing permits will be sought as part of the Environmental approvals process prior to the commencement of Stages Two and Three of the Albany Ring Road project.

 

 Image: Proposed Albany Ring Road Alignment map

​Benefits

  • Improve travel times and traffic flow
  • Improve road safety
  • Improve heavy vehicle access to and from the port and industrial areas

​Funding

The State Government has committed $35 million towards the construction of the project, with the balance of funds ($140 million) being provided by the Australian Government.

Last Updated: 04 September 2019